What is Abuse?
Abuse can be:
These are all crimes in Canada. Other forms of abuse are not crimes, but they are still abuse.
This can be:
You can experience more than one type of abuse. Usually the abuser is a husband, or boyfriend, or ex-husband, or ex-boyfriend. Sometimes the abuser is a member of your family or your husband's family. The abuser could also be a woman, including your same-sex partner, but usually it is a man.
Remember, nothing you do gives anyone the right to abuse you. It is not your fault.
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